FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers brawled for the second time in as many days Wednesday as the teams continued joint practice sessions in Foxboro ahead of Friday night’s preseason encounter.
Video shared on Twitter by AWLSabermetrics showed dozens of Patriots and Panthers players pushing in shoving on the sideline in front of the bleachers as thousands of fans looked on.
In the video, one fan could be heard yelling, “Oh! We got another one!”
The fight broke out when Patriots defensive lineman Deatrich Wise made contact with Panthers star running back Christian McCaffrey “at or over the boundary and hit him pretty good,” Patriots insider Tom E. Curran reported.
McCaffrey got up, spiked the ball at Wise, and a host of Panthers then drove Wise into the bleachers, according to Curran. Wise’s helmet then struck the foot of a fan, who refused medical attention.
The two sides fought on Tuesday as well after Patriots wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson was reportedly pushed by a member of the Carolina coaching staff.
Friday night’s preseason game kicks off at 7 p.m. New England lost their first preseason game to the New York Giants last week, 23-21.
The Patriots begin the regular season in Miami on Sept. 11.
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